Baptist Insurance AGM 2021

05 May 2021

This year, The Baptist Insurance Company Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) will be held on Wednesday 9 June 2021 at the registered office in Gloucester.

Unfortunately, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in consideration of the health and wellbeing of the shareholders of the Company there will be significant changes to the usual arrangements for the AGM.

The Company will be holding the AGM as a combined physical and electronic meeting. Due to the current restrictions, shareholders will not be permitted to attend the physical location for the AGM in person but will be able to attend using electronic means. The only exception to this will be if both the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the UK Government’s guidance has changed by the date of the Meeting. In this case, attendance is likely to be restricted in terms of numbers, and therefore we would still encourage shareholders not to attend the venue in person and instead to participate in the meeting electronically. The Board very much regrets the need to impose this restriction on attendance as it regards the AGM as an important date in the Company's corporate calendar and a valuable opportunity to engage with members. However, it is vital that the Company and members comply with the law and prioritise the steps needed to slow the spread of the virus.

Ensuring that members are able to vote and to raise questions on the business of the Meeting remains a key priority. Information regarding the revised arrangements for voting and submitting questions, together with details of the proposed format of the AGM, is set out in the Notice of AGM.

As set out in the Notice of AGM:

  • we strongly encourage members to vote on all resolutions by completing and returning the proxy form appointing the Chairman of the Meeting as your proxy to the email address stated on the Notice;
  • any questions on the business of the Meeting should be submitted in advance of the AGM by writing to the Company Secretary at the dedicated email address (bicgm@baptist-ins.com) by no later than 12:30pm on Monday 7 June 2021.

Members should continue to monitor this website for any updates and announcements regarding the AGM.

The Board would like to thank all members for their co-operation and understanding in these challenging times.